May 19, 1992, Ingrid Chavez’s debut solo album, was released in 1991 on Paisley Park Records. The title is the first anniversary of the date the cover art was photographed. The album was initially intended to set her spoken-word poetry to music supplied by Prince. It was recorded gradually from late 1987 to mid-1991.
When Warner Bros. pushed for the album to have sung vocals in place of the spoken word, Prince abandoned the project. Five of the album’s tracks (“Elephant Box”, “Slappy Dappy”, “Jadestone”, “Whispering Dandelions” and “Heaven Must Be Near”) ended up as spoken word with atmospheric music by Prince under his Paisley Park alias, and the remainder were relatively poppy tracks with sung vocals, co-produced by Ingrid with Prince’s studio hands Michael Koppelman and Levi Seacer, Jr.. The singles “Hippy Blood”, “Heaven Must Be Near”, and “Elephant Box” were released as singles (along with club remixes). [Wikipedia]
EPK for Ingrid Chavez “May 19, 1992” album on Paisley Park Records.